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Top Format Buyers: Finland’s Nelonen Media

PREMIUM: Olli Suominen, the head of programming for domestic programs at Finland’s Nelonen Media, discusses format acquisitions. BUYING GUIDE: In terms of the choice between buying rights and commissioning or producing themselves or commissioning the rights-holder, Suominen says, “We really don’t have a preference. Often a local production company will ...

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The Formats Project Finds its Winners

When Global Agency decided to launch The Formats Project competition, in partnership with World Screen, it was looking for concepts that could potentially become the next big global format sensation. After several months and more than 250 submissions, three projects believed to have the potential to travel the world were ...

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Case Study: Your Face Sounds Familiar

The original version of Endemol’s Your Face Sounds Familiar premiered in a prime-time slot on Spain’s Antena 3 as Tu Cara Me Suena in September 2011. Season one averaged an 18.9-percent share and outperformed the channel average by 59 percent. The second season proved even more successful, averaging a 22-percent ...

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Talpa Mines Fresh Talents

Maarten Meijs, the managing director of Talpa International, talks about the company’s crop of talent formats and its recent successes in the scripted arena. The singing competition The Voice invigorated the talent-competition genre when it came along and introduced the element of the blind audition. The format continues to move ...

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Spain’s Flair for Formats

From within the companies represented under the Audiovisual from Spain banner, there are several that have been successfully exporting their entertainment formats around the globe. These companies, including Phileas Productions, Grupo Boomerang TV, 7 y Acción, Veralia and Grupo ZZJ, have been cultivating innovative concepts that broadcasters worldwide can adapt ...

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Ideas Roll In for The Formats Project

Last month, Global Agency in conjunction with World Screen launched a competition to find the next big global format hit. The companies put out the call for submissions for innovative concepts that could become internationally successful formats. The creative community has stepped up to the challenge, with a slew of ...

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Case Study: Stars in Danger: The High Dive

For nearly a decade Stars in Danger: The High Dive has been enjoying success in Germany on ProSieben as TV total Turmspringen. Banijay Group’s Brainpool developed the format, which helped raise the network’s 3+ average for its prime-time slot by 40 percent last year. Stars in Danger: The High Dive ...

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Asian Format Focus: Shine International

In the run-up to Asia TV Forum, TV Formats Weekly will be checking in with a number of distributors to see how their business is faring across the Asia-Pacific region. In this week’s edition, Matthew Ashcroft, the senior VP for Asia Pacific at Shine International, tells us about the company’s ...

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Asian Format Focus: Keshet International

In the run-up to Asia TV Forum, TV Formats Weekly will be checking in with a number of distributors to see how their business is faring across the Asia-Pacific region. In this week’s edition, Alon Shtruzman, the managing director of Keshet International, tells us about the company’s plans for building ...

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Asian Format Focus: ITV Studios Global Entertainment

In the run-up to Asia TV Forum, TV Formats.ws will be checking in with a number of distributors to see how their business is faring across the Asia-Pacific region. In this week’s edition, Hyeonza Hong, the VP of sales for Asia for ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE), tells Mansha ...

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***TV Formats Guide***